Each year AMSA considers nominations for the highest awards given out by the Association; the Jubilee, Technical and Allen Awards.
On behalf of members of AMSA, Will Figueira, President provided comments on the Draft Management Plans for Australia's Marine Parks. To provide the most comprehensive, and specific comments for the submission, the Council asked the State Branches to conduct open, roundtable discussions with their members. The comments are science-based, with reference to peer-reviewed articles where possible, or follow general scientific principles as they apply to the Internation Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Darwin recently played host to the annual meeting of the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA), the peak body representing some 700 marine scientists across the nation. While the ~270 talks spanned a range of disciplines and subject matter, the value and need for more integrated social and economic management of our marine resources was a common theme.